Bad News For Me Today

United States
January 23, 2007 6:36pm CST
Recently I started a new job, I told them I had medical problems with my back and I needed to only do the position I was applying for. I was told that was fine and started working for the company. After about 3 weeks of being on the job (and doing much much more than my position) I have been told that I have a hernia (dont know how to spell it correctally, sorry) and that mixed with my back, I would no longer be able to do the line of work I was doing. I need to have surgery to fix the hernia and was told I wouldn't be able to do anything for about a week after my surgery. I was also told that I should not return to my line of work. If you were in this position, would you try to go after the company for workmans comp or unemployment??
1 response
@snowflake5 (1580)
• United States
24 Jan 07
Hernias shouldn't permanently take you out of work. After the surgery, you should be fine. Check this out with your doctor, but if your chances of recovery are good, try to stick with the job. While still in work, cut down on expenditure and save like mad, just in case your employer decides that it's not worth keeping you on. Always better to be prepared.
• United States
24 Jan 07
Thank you for your reply. The doctor said that after surgery and with my back problems I will probably never be able to lift anything over 25lbs without causing problems somewhere. The line of work I am in will deffinatly not be an option for me any longer, I will have to figure out something else to do after years of doing the same thing. Such is life. Things happen and you lean to adjust to them.